Is your son or daughter facing legal issues as a result of their drug and/or alcohol use? Do they need drug addiction treatment but are facing charges?
Sober College is a Alternative Sentencing Option
Trouble with the law is an unfortunate consequence for many young addicts and alcoholics. Many of our students have become involved with the legal and justice system as a result of poor choices during drug and alcohol use. Most courts are willing to substitute or postpone jail time if the defendant is willing to seek treatment for their drug and alcohol problem, this is called alternative sentencing.
Community Service Hours
Sober College launched its CORE (Community OutREach) Program in March 2011. The CORE program curriculum seeks to help shape the young adults at Sober College by having them engage in a wide variety of volunteer work, including but not limited to helping at homeless and animal shelters, the retirement community, environmental services, runaway youth, and the disabled.
Click Here to read more about the Sober College Community Outreach or CORE Program.
Working Closely with the Courts
Sober College works closely with probation officers, judges and attorneys, before, during and after the admission process. We accommodate compliance with community service requirements and diversion programs during our students’ stay. All students, during their stay at Sober College, participate in service whether or not they are required by court because of the profound effect it has on the recovering addict or alcoholic.
The benefits of volunteering are vast. Sober College students experience project completion and working as a team. Volunteering gives them a sense of empowerment, gratitude and self worth. While helping those less fortunate, they learn to identify, express and manage their feelings which give them a better understanding of self and helping their recovery.
For many of our clients, community service with Sober College is a first. It gives them the opportunity to better understand their emotions, while complying with their sentencing and helping those that cannot help themselves.
“I am so grateful that the courts gave me the opportunity to attend Sober College. I have grown so much in the past six months, have been able to work through all my court priorities, and made positive changes in my life too. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
- Allen C., Sober College Student